Save Rare African American Cookbook
I am a journalist, rescuing rare African American recipe books that history has ignored. Your donation returns black art to the black community so we can proudly reclaim great, but invisible, cooks as role models of wisom, talent, knowledge and skill. With your support, I will be just one book away from recovering First Editions of more than 350 books, which date back to 1827. You can learn about me or my collection in the James Beard award-winning book, The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks. I have other projects in mind for these books, too, including a film. Someday, the books will be donated to a university archive.+ Read More
Friends: look what you did! Karl Worley helped me add this rare original to the collection. If you’re in Nashville show his resto Biscuit Love some thank you love.
Since we lost the bid to save an historic cookbook, your donations will be re-directed as seed funding for a conference dedicated exclusively to African American food history, at Penn Center in St. Helena, South Carolina, Oct. 12-14, 2017. Originally founded as a school for the formerly enslaved, Penn was designated a national monument by President Barack Obama just before he left office. This makes your donations to Soul Summit tax deductible. More details coming soon.